I love talking to Kayla. She’s home this weekend. So, today’s a good day. We were texting the other day. I had just found this group Twenty One Pilots. They’re not new, just new to me. I’m all about the lyrics and I love their lyrics. Turns out Kayla has been listening to them for years. We were talking about how the lead singer has anxiety/depression problems which seems to be common to artists, particularly the ones I connect with. People have always asked me “Why so serious?” I quipped to Kayla anyone who really pays attention to what goes on in this world would deal with anxiety and depression. She replied that “Well, that’s a little dark. Maybe anyone who pays attention would see how beautiful our life/world is and would be happy.” Hmmm…. I had to think about that for a moment. Then I realized she’s right. If we I can really sit back and look at the big picture, really know who I am, really know what this journey is about. When I can hold those things, the anxiety and depression do fade away. The problems are temporary. They are bumps along the road. They cannot last longer than I can.
Ah…. I love that girl!
And we’re going to the Twenty One Pilots concert together. How lucky am I?